Dune Voices was launched by Media Diversity Institute in the Middle East and North Africa, which has been active in the region since 2004.
Our websites aims to provide comprehensive and objective coverage, that transmits the voices of desert residents and other marginalized groups, which are often outside conventional media coverage.
Through our correspondents' reports, we shed light on several issues, mainly, stories of women, youth.
The website features multimedia news, reports, and analysis from 6 countries; Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania and Mali. Our content is produced by a network of reporters, contributes and partners in these countries.
Dune Voices offers its content in 3 languages; Arabic, French and English.
Though media outlets of all kinds have mushroomed in the region; in the sense of ownership and professionalism, very few stories about the Sahara bring the voices of Saharans.
MDI spotted the gap and with the help of its local partners and colleagues came up with an appropriate response.
In this way the authentic and autochthon voices from real people and the real Sahara will see the light of the day, something which does not happen often, neither in the countries which share the Sahara, nor outside of them.